"What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense"
-Napoleon Bonaparte, when told of Robert Fulton's steamboat
"You ain't going nowhere, son. You ought to go back to driving a truck"
-Jim Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry to Elvis Presley 1954
"That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done research on... The bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives"
-Adm. William D. Leahy advising Pres. Truman on the atomic bomb 1944
Edited by Crikey, 29 January 2013 - 10:46 AM.